A Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado
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By late 1969, the brothers Baptista (Sergio-guitar,vocals; Arnaldo-keyboards,vocals,Rita's boyfriend) and vocalist Rita Lee had seen a quick collapse of the core of the movement they shared in, as founders Gil and Veloso were arrested and deported from Brazil. They were also on the government's hit list due to their obvious support of the movement, and by 1969, they had gone into hiding, living by themselves. The living was similar to that of Love in 1967-8 LA- decidedly weird and heavily drug laden.
From this period came "A Divinia Comedia...", their 3rd album, and by far, my favorite Mutantes lp. A glorious blend of schmaltzy bossa nova mixed with British invasion-esque sensibilities in 1 song, pure fuzzed/freaked out psychedelia the next, surrealist painting the following, the lp does not suffer from predictability, to be sure. Nor does it suffer from sub-par musicianship. Sergio shines on this lp, showing off his increasingly virtuoso guitar playing, whether on ballads like "Desculpe, Baby" or on out n out freak outs like the lp's finale, "Oh! Mulher Infiel," a sonic blitzkreig of scary proportions. Arnaldo's organ riffs throughout the lp range from sinister to perfectly tasty- all perfect within the context of the tracks.
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Mike Reed's elitist attitude towards psychedelic rock is easily drained out by the enthusiasm of Os Mutantes fans. Read morePublished on April 6, 2006 by C. Jenkins
Originally released in 1970, as 'A Divina Comedia Ou Ando' was their third proper album. Only thing that I can honestly say about Os Mutantes (aka The Mutants) is that they were... Read morePublished on June 17, 2005 by Mike Reed
Once again, whoever put the CD together insults our intelligence by providing the lyrics only in English translation. Read morePublished on August 10, 2001 by Big5Dork
I just wanted to make sure there were more reviews. It's very very good, and entertaining too.Published on October 5, 1999